Keenan Ngo was the winner of the Intermediate category at the EOA's annual organ competition, which was held at St Thomas of Canterbury Church, Brentwood, on 18th March 2017. Keenan is the current organ scholar at St Laurence Parish Church, Upminster. In addition to a cash prize, he was presented with the EOA trophy.
The Christopher Kingsley Memorial Fund for Organists was launched at St Nicolas Parish Church, Witham, on 21st January 2017. More details about the fund will be available in due course.
We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan Eyre to the Association as our new Treasurer and Hon. Secretary. Jonathan is a freelance organist operating in and around London, and previous posts have included Bradford and Chester Cathedrals.
Ashley Wagner was the winner of the Advanced category at the EOA's annual organ competition, which was held at New Hall School on 23rd April 2016. Ashley is the current organ scholar at Barnet Parish Church. In addition to a cash prize, and the Eric Royle Memorial Trophy, he will perform the closing organ voluntary at Chelmsford Cathedral following Choral Evensong on 1st May.
Congratulations also to Daniel Carter, who won the Intermediate category, and Janice Jiexuan Jiang, winner of the Beginners category.
The new EOA website is now live. The data from the old website is still present, but we have also included new pages focusing on Education and Organs of Essex. We want to hear about members' activities and successes. Do get in touch with any news you would like to share!